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the election. both mitt romney and president obama are hitting the campaign trail with new urgency. romney has been riding a wave after the first debate bichlt all accounts, president obama got the edge in the second debate. last chance for two men to go nose to nose in a race that's now too close to call. dana bash joins us, also from boca raton, florida, the site of last night's face-off. how was this debate different from the previous two? >> reporter: i think it was a flip of what you just described about the first debate. president obama was incredibly aggressive, snarky at times. mitt romney almost it looked like he was biting his tongue, trying not to be like that. both men understood it was clear that foreign policy is not high on the minds of voters and really wanted to make it about leadership. mitt romney came trying to show leadership of commander in chief. president obama came to make sure that didn't happen. time and time again, comments dripped with sarcasm. >> the biggest gop political threat facing america you said russia, not al qaeda. you said rusha. 1980s are now calling to
. president. >> thank you very much, bob, governor romney and to lynn university. you've now heard three debates, months of campaigning and way too many tv commercials. and now you've got a choice. you know, over the last four years we've made real progress digging our way out of policies that gave us two prolonged wars, record deficits and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. and governor romney wants to take us back to those policies. foreign policy that's wrong and reckless, economic policies that won't create jobs, won't reduce our deficit, but will make sure that folks at the very top don't have to play by the same rules you do and i've got a different vision for america. i want to build on our strengths. and i put forward a plan to make sure we're bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores, by rewarding companies and small businesses that are investing here, not overseas. i want to make sure we got the best education system in the world and we're retaining our workers for the jobs of tomorrow. i want to control our own energy by developing oil and natural gas b
. both president obama and governor romney will be called on to give their vision for that region. cnn's jones gives us that vision. >> the third and final faceoff between president obama and governor romney will focus entirely on foreign policy. from afghanistan to pakistan, to israel, iran and the changing middle east, the candidates will spar over america's role in the world, the new face of terrorism and how to deal with the rise in china. with polls showing the president's advantage over romney on foreign policy has narrowed since the summer, mr. obama tried to highlight one of his biggest foreign policy accomplishments at a light-hearted charity dinner in new york. >> monday's debate is a little different because monday's topic is foreign policy. spoil spoiler alert: we got bin laden. >> he also poked fun at his opponent. >> some of you remember, after my foreign trip in 2008, i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our allies overseas. i have to say i'm impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. >> for his part, romney could try again t
debate. both president obama and governor romney will be called on to give their vision for that region. cnn's jones gives us that vision. >> the third and final faceoff between president obama and governor romney will focus entirely on foreign policy. from afghanistan to pakistan, to israel, iran and the changing middle east, the candidates will spar over america's role in the world, the new face of terrorism and how to deal with the rise in china. with polls showing the president's advantage over romney on foreign policy has narrowed since the summer, mr. obama tried to highlight one of his biggest foreign policy accomplishments at a light-hearted charity dinner in new york. >> monday's debate is a little different because monday's topic is foreign policy. spoil spoiler alert: we got bin laden. >> he also poked fun at his opponent. >> some of you remember, after my foreign trip in 2008, i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our allies overseas. i have to say i'm impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. >> for his part, romney could try ag
. it's the final face-off between president obama and governor romney but is anyone actually going to be watching? competing for the eyeballs on tv tonight, if you didn't already know it, monday night football, bears and lions, game seven of the baseball playoffs, giants and cardinals. look, we've seen the debates really do move the needle, but can a foreign policy debate compete against major sporting events? for the sports fans out there, we have some stats for you. how is this? our new cnn poll of polls shows it's a dead heat, 47/47. a let me bring in brianna keilar, live from boca raton, florida. the president admittedly took a bit of a foois in debapass in d one, really feisty in debate number two. which one are we going to see tonight? >> reporter: i think what they would say we're expecting to see is someone who is in command, and they're going to obviously sort of position him and they have throughout debate prep, he's the person who has had four years of foreign policy hands-on experience, ashleigh, as you know, you really can't trade four years of hands-on experience. tha
president obama and governor romney but is anyone actually going to be watching? competing for the eyeballs on tv tonight, if you didn't already know it, monday night football, bears and lions, game seven of the baseball playoffs, giants and cardinals. look, we've seen the debates really do move the needle, but can a foreign policy debate compete against major sporting events? for the sports fans out there, we have some stats for you. how is this? our new cnn poll of polls shows it's a dead heat, 47/47. a let me bring in brianna keilar, live from boca raton, florida. the president admittedly took a bit of a foois in debapass in d one, really feisty in debate number two. which one are we going to see tonight? >> reporter: i think what they would say we're expecting to see is someone who is in command, and they're going to obviously sort of position him and they have throughout debate prep, he's the person who has had four years of foreign policy hands-on experience, ashleigh, as you know, you really can't trade four years of hands-on experience. that's something he has that's an advantage ov
to decide. does president obama get four more years or does mitt romney get a shot at the oval office? they each made the case last night during the final presidential debate and yesterday we really wondered if anybody was going to watch. after all, this big debate, third and final, was competing for eyeballs against two huge sporting events. we do have a best measure this early on. it is a strange one. a unique one. twitter, debate one brought us 10.3 million tweets. debate number 2, the number fell to 7.2. last night it fell further to 6.5 million tweets which is still a lot of people. right after it was over we had a chance to do more normal polling and we asked debate watchers who won and here are the numbers. 48% gave the victory to president obama. 40% said governor romney got the best of it. as dana bash reports, regardless of the outcome, both men had a specific game plan to further their case. >> mitt romney came wanting voters to see him as commander in chief. the commander in chief came determined to make sure that didn't happen. >> i know you haven't been in a position to
arrived in southern florida. we should tell you that mitt romney is already there. the scene of tonight's debate is boca raton. and the subject is foreign policy. and the format will be this, barack obama and mitt romney, seated, they're going to be seated around a table with bob schieffer of cbs news. that's a hall you're looking at, obviously, it is a rehearsal. as you can see, they will be pretty cozy sitting around that table there. and now just in time for tonight's big debate, a very big story concerning foreign policy. possible, possible talks between the united states and iran after the election. one on one talks about iran's nuclear program and that would be a major shift in washington's policy toward tehran. keep in mind, though, the obama administration and iran both denight the talks have been agreed to. jim acosta, to you, he's at the scene for us of tonight's big debate, our coverage by the way begins tonight at 7:00 eastern. curious timing here, the story about potential talks between the u.s. and iran. i'm guessing that could take center stage tonight. >> reporter: i thi
or so, president obama has arrived in southern florida. we should tell you that mitt romney is already there. the scene of tonight's debate is boca raton. and the subject is foreign policy. and the format will be this, barack obama and mitt romney, seated, they're going to be seated around a table with bob schieffer of cbs news. that's a hall you're looking at, obviously, it is a rehearsal. as you can see, they will be pretty cozy sitting around that table there. and now just in time for tonight's big debate, a very big story concerning foreign policy. possible, possible talks between the united states and iran after the election. one on one talks about iran's nuclear program and that would be a major shift in washington's policy toward tehran. keep in mind, though, the obama administration and iran both denight the talks have been agreed to. jim acosta, to you, he's at the scene for us of tonight's big debate, our coverage by the way begins tonight at 7:00 eastern. curious timing here, the story about potential talks between the u.s. and iran. i'm guessing that could take center stage
on point. no distractions, no blunders. so you can imagine what it was like for mitt romney to wake up today and hear about this. republican tea party-backed candidate richard mourdock running for the u.s. senate in a close race in indiana told a at any time audience that children conceived in rape are still god's gift, and part of god's will. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i cape to realize, life is that gift from god. and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> god intended to happen. listen, rape, abortion, they are explosive flashpoint issues for the republicans. and this is one of the most costly and closely watched senate races in the country right now. remember that republicans want to gain control of the senate where democrats hold a slim majority. the tea party-backed mourdock was asked about his position on abortion. and when it cam
their campaign travel plans. mitt romney has canceled rallies tomorrow in virginia. he'll be in ohio instead. and vice president biden was supposed to be in virginia beach today but had to call it off. president obama campaigns in florida tomorrow. ncht >>> ohio will be the focus over the next ten days and the latest cnn/orc poll shows why. obama is leading 50% to 46% basically unchanged since earlier this month and well within the poll's sampling error. we're going to spend a lot of time this hour hearing from the first lady, michelle obama, and mitt romney's wife, ann romney. two fascinating women and strong advocates for their successful and ambitious husbands. at the bottom of the hour we'll bring you a special of "the journey of ann romney." she tells our own gloria borger that some people have the wrong impression of her husband. >> there are a lot of charges about your husband. one of them is that he's somebody who has no core. that he's been on both sides of a lot of issues. >> and that's just to me like the most false charge there is. because i know his core. >> what is his core? >>
romney just gave an economic speech in ames, iowa at a small construction business that as it turns out received nearly $2 million from obama's stimulus programs. so let's go straight to gloria borgeer who i know is watching the speech. my question number one for you is this. i didn't hear a lot new in the speech. i'm guessing you didn't hear much new in the speech either. so given that fact, isn't it a bit risky, though, to introduce new policy here with 10, 11 days to go? isn't this really about getting voters excited getting out to vote? >> it's about getting independent voters to really take a look at you as somebody who is reasonable. as you said, this is really not about new ideas. this is about a different tone, a different kind of appeal. talking about change. i mean, four years ago. remember, barack obama was the candidate of change. you can't do that when you're the incumbent but it's easy to do when you're the challenger. so you make the case for change. you admit, as mitt romney did, that barack obama was kind of dealt a bad hand, but then you say, you know what? he didn't d
.3%. but his challenger is also using 2% in his favor. no surprise. mitt romney just gave an economic speech in ames, iowa at a small construction business that as it turns out received nearly $2 million from obama's stimulus programs. so let's go straight to gloria borgeer who i know is watching the speech. my question number one for you is this. i didn't hear a lot new in the speech. i'm guessing you didn't hear much new in the speech either. so given that fact, isn't it a bit risky, though, to introduce new policy here with 10, 11 days to go? isn't this really about getting voters excited getting out to vote? >> it's about getting independent voters to really take a look at you as somebody who is reasonable. as you said, this is really not about new ideas. this is about a different tone, a different kind of appeal. talking about change. i mean, four years ago. remember, barack obama was the candidate of change. you can't do that when you're the incumbent but it's easy to do when you're the challenger. so you make the case for change. you admit, as mitt romney did, that barack obama was ki
for mitt romney because he does not think that his economic plan add adds up and because on foreign policy, mitt romney keeps changing his position. he used the words it's a, quote, moving target. that echoes the president's message and so the president can use that endorsement to argue it's not just political spin. even colin powell, a respected republican, agrees. so you may see that come from the president. >> we'll talk more about this. let's hear from the president for just a bit. >> you know, we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly around campaign extravaganza. we are pulling -- we pulled an all-nighter last night. we just came from iowa, nevada, colorado. we're going to virginia and ohio i'm going to stop in chicago and do some early voting in chicago. i can't tell you who i'm voting for. it's a secret ballot. but michelle says she voted for me. we can vote early in illinois, just like you can vote right now in florida. so i've come to florida to ask you for your vote. i've come to ask you to help me keep moving america forward. if you notice, my voice is getting a little hoar
. tonight president obama and mitt romney square off in their third and final debate, if you didn't know already. the tie breaks and the split decision on the previous two debates have raised the stakes for tonight. the focus? foreign policy. you can expect both candidates to also try to shift the discussion, of course, to their domestic agenda. here's the format for you. it's a 90-minute debate and can be divided into six segments of 15 minutes each. each segment starting with a question followed by two-minute answers from the candidates and then a bit of a chat and some discussion. this time they're going to be seated with the moderator, unlike last week's town hall and the first debate that was standing behind the podiums. libya, iran, china, just some of the issues that will come up tonight, no doubt. we're going to break down those issues and what's at stake. here's white house correspondent diana keiller, and foreign affairs correspondent ellise lavin. let's start with you, briana. we can expect mitt romney to raise, you know, more questions about the terrorist attack in b benghazi
days out from the election. the economy, a corner stone of governor romney's campaign, and based on the latest numbers it just might be paying off too. here might be the proof. the newest poll on the economy from abc news and the washington post says that 50% of voters believe governor mitt romney would better handle the economy. a five point lead over the president. which is why governor romney's big economic speech today will be critical as he tries to capitalize off of some of this momentum. here's national political correspondent jim accoosta who s been busy traveling with governor romney's campaign. >> reporter: mitt romney is on his way to iowa to give a speech. the gop nominee will lay out a choice for voters of basically boiling down to one question, do voters want real change or not? it's part of a theme romney debuted here in ohio yesterday. he has been traveling across the state talking to voters and vowing to bring what he called big change to washington at an event late last night with the rock music star meatloaf, romney pledged to work across the aisle with democra
romney's campaign, and based on the latest numbers it just might be paying off too. here might be the proof. the newest poll on the economy from abc news and the washington post says that 50% of voters believe governor mitt romney would better handle the economy. a five point lead over the president. which is why governor romney's big economic speech today will be critical as he tries to capitalize off of some of this momentum. here's national political correspondent jim accoosta who s been busy traveling with governor romney's campaign. >> reporter: mitt romney is on his way to iowa to give a speech. the gop nominee will lay out a choice for voters of basically boiling down to one question, do voters want real change or not? it's part of a theme romney debuted here in ohio yesterday. he has been traveling across the state talking to voters and vowing to bring what he called big change to washington at an event late last night with the rock music star meatloaf, romney pledged to work across the aisle with democrats to get the country back on track. here's what he had to say. >>
presidential debate. president obama, former massachusetts governor mitt romney, they will take to the stage and i'll show you a live picture now. lindh university at boca raton, florida, that's where it will take place. this format will be unlike any presidential debate so far this year. what is the format and how important is this, sort of final debate as they try to get the last votes and the last words? >> reporter: martin, we have been saying this week after week, this is the most important night of the election season and this is going to be the most important night of the election season, tomorrow night's debate. it's going to take place right behind me at lindh university in boca raton. mitt romney is surging, barack obama trying to stem a little bit of the political bleeding right now. the format calls for talk about foreign policy. they're going to talk about the changing face of the middle east specifically in regards to terrorism and they're going to talk about china. they're going to be seated at a table, perhaps that might swell a little bit of the fire works. the fact of the m
is on the ground in cincinnati. he's following mitt romney's campaign. so, give me a bit of the game plan. we've seen the geography for the game plan but the strategy game plan for ohio today? >> ashleigh, i think you laid it out well there in the run up to this report. i have to tell you, mitt romney is going to be going across this battleground state with a vengeance today. he has ground to make up with president obama with respect to the swing state. the latest "time" magazine poll that came out yesterday showed the president ahead of mitt romney by 5 percentage points. our cnn polling of polls has a smaller advantage for president obama by three points but as you said, he has to win this state to i guess join the long list of republican candidates who went on to the white house. they've won ohio. he has to do that if he wants to follow that trend. there are other ways to get here if he doesn't win the state. he's going to be talking about the economy, of course. we've been hearing that over the last couple days and yesterday he sort of repackaged his stump speech and message framing it in
correspondent jim acosta is on the ground in cincinnati. he's following mitt romney's campaign. so, give me a bit of the game plan. we've seen the geography for the game plan but the strategy game plan for ohio today? >> ashleigh, i think you laid it out well there in the run up to this report. i have to tell you, mitt romney is going to be going across this battleground state with a vengeance today. he has ground to make up with president obama with respect to the swing state. the latest "time" magazine poll that came out yesterday showed the president ahead of mitt romney by 5 percentage points. our cnn polling of polls has a smaller advantage for president obama by three points but as you said, he has to win this state to i guess join the long list of republican candidates who went on to the white house. they've won ohio. he has to do that if he wants to follow that trend. there are other ways to get here if he doesn't win the state. he's going to be talking about the economy, of course. we've been hearing that over the last couple days and yesterday he sort of repackaged his stump speec
. this hour we'll hear from mitt romney. he will speak to supporters in reno, nevada, before jetting off to iowa for a speech tonight in cedar rapids. president obama was first on the trail this morning in davenport, iowa. and take a look at this. before the day is over, he'll have appeared in four states, in addition to iowa. he's got stops in colorado, nevada, plus "the tonight show" taping in southern california. here is the president ticking off some of his achievements at stop number one today. >> i said i'd bet on american workers and american ingenuity and while the other guy was saying let detroit go bankrupt, i went in there and worked with them, the workers and the management, and we saved a dying auto industry that is back on top of the world. on issue after issue we are moving forward. after losing 9 million jobs in the great recession, our businesses have now added more than 5 million new jobs over the past 2 1/2 years. manufacturing is at its highest level since the '90s. unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. home values and home sales are rising.
of the swing states west of the mississippi. this hour we'll hear from mitt romney. he will speak to supporters in reno, nevada, before jetting off to iowa for a speech tonight in cedar rapids. president obama was first on the trail this morning in davenport, iowa. and take a look at this. before the day is over, he'll have appeared in four states, in addition to iowa. he's got stops in colorado, nevada, plus "the tonight show" taping in southern california. here is the president ticking off some of his achievements at stop number one today. >> i said i'd bet on american workers and american ingenuity and while the other guy was saying let detroit go bankrupt, i went in there and worked with them, the workers and the management, and we saved a dying auto industry that is back on top of the world. on issue after issue we are moving forward. after losing 9 million jobs in the great recession, our businesses have now added more than 5 million new jobs over the past 2 1/2 years. manufacturing is at its highest level since the '90s. unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. ho
to be in virginia, and romney was planning to be in new hampshire. all of those plans have now changed as a result of the path of hurricane sandy. we'll bring you an update on the campaign trail after this. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. >>> we wi'll get back to our continued coverage on hurricane sandy in a moment, but on the campaign trail, mitt romney will now be campaigning in the all-important state of ohio. president obama will be staying close to washington as he continues to monitor the developments of this storm. let's talk about ohio and why it is a particularly close race there. we asked likely voters who their choice was for president. barack obama has a 50% to 46% margin over mitt romney in this latest poll, which is why mitt romney a
. in a month that's seen mitt romney surge and president obama stumble. tonight's showdown could be all that's needed to tip the scales from this deadlocked race. romney walks in with the most approved according to to a "washington post"/abc news poll. only 40% of registered voters believe he would do a better job at handling international affairs. that's compared to half for president obama. both men will be gunning for that 5% that's uncommitted. white house correspondent brianna keilar is in boca raton, florida, for the primetime face-off. brianna, by all accounts romney won the first debate. at least held his own in the second. as a former governor, he has no foreign policy experience. so does that put him at a huge disadvantage tonight? >> reporter: you know, that would put him at a disadvantage in terms of his grasp of the subject matter. president obama has four years of hands on experience with foreign policy. and you just can't beat that. but we're in this really interesting situation where the president is also very vulnerable to mitt romney because of what has happened in libya in
presidential debate. in a month that's seen mitt romney surge and president obama stumble. tonight's showdown could be all that's needed to tip the scales from this deadlocked race. romney walks in with the most approved according to to a "washington post"/abc news poll. only 40% of registered voters believe he would do a better job at handling international affairs. that's compared to half for president obama. both men will be gunning for that 5% that's uncommitted. white house correspondent brianna keilar is in boca raton, florida, for the primetime face-off. brianna, by all accounts romney won the first debate. at least held his own in the second. as a former governor, he has no foreign policy experience. so does that put him at a huge disadvantage tonight? >> reporter: you know, that would put him at a disadvantage in terms of his grasp of the subject matter. president obama has four years of hands on experience with foreign policy. and you just can't beat that. but we're in this really interesting situation where the president is also very vulnerable to mitt romney because of what has ha
away. the race is dead even. both president obama and mitt romney, they're crisscrossing the country hitting those make or break states. the president just finished speaking at a rally in davenport, iowa, where he talked about his nonstop campaign sprint. >> this is the first stop on our 48-hour nonstop campaign extravaganza. we're going to pull an all-nighter. no sleep. we're starting here in iowa. we're going to colorado. then we're going to go to nevada. then we're going to florida, virginia, ohio. i am going to stop in chicago to vote. >> he is calling it a 4846 hour extravaganza. we expect on to hear from vice president biden. he has a campaign stop in ohio. another key battleground state. >>> in syria today rare note of optimism from diplomats trying to end the civil war there. the u.n.'s point man for peace in syria says the government there has agreed to stop fighting. at least for a four-day holiday that begins on friday. now, as encouraging as it sounds, there is a problem. every cease-fire that's been negotiated has failed. 19 months of fighting. an estimated 40,000 people
romney raising a boatload of cash. a boatload of cash for the sprint to november 6th. $112 million just in the first half of october alone. $112 million. at least this is what the campaign said this morning. just to compare this number for you, the romney effort collected $170 million for the entire month of september when the president beat him by $11 million there. want to listen quickly to mitt romney. he was speaking this morning in cincinnati. >> you know something's wrong about the direction we're headed right now. you know that we don't want to keep going in the same path we've been on for four years. you know we can't afford four more years like the last four years. you want -- i mean, do you want real big change in this country? well, you're going to get it on november 6th. you're going to make it happen. we'll get america on track again. >> romney blitzing ohio today. hearing from him later this hour live speaking to a town outside of columbus. meantime, president obama day two of his eight-state tour. here he is arriving in richmond, virginia. this is just earlier this aftern
attack come up. >>> first, we talk politics an the first thing to tell you this hour is that mitt romney raising a boatload of cash. a boatload of cash for the sprint to november 6th. $112 million just in the first half of october alone. $112 million. at least this is what the campaign said this morning. just to compare this number for you, the romney effort collected $170 million for the entire month of september when the president beat him by $11 million there. want to listen quickly to mitt romney. he was speaking this morning in cincinnati. >> you know something's wrong about the direction we're headed right now. you know that we don't want to keep going in the same path we've been on for four years. you know we can't afford four more years like the last four years. you want -- i mean, do you want real big change in this country? well, you're going to get it on november 6th. you're going to make it happen. we'll get america on track again. >> romney blitzing ohio today. hearing from him later this hour live speaking to a town outside of columbus. meantime, president obama day two of
issue for voters, and we're talking about the economy. next hour, mitt romney will give what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy. we're going to bring it to you live along with analysis from our political team. romney's message, so far, has focused on his five-point plan. what does that plan include? well, we are talking about energy independence, providing americans with the skills to succeed, trade that works for america, cutting the deficit, and championing small businesses. that's romney's agenda. that's what he is saying. president obama also promoting his own plan for the economy. he had similar issues where are we are talking about providing american manufacturing, energy made in america, growing small businesses, quality education, and cutting the deficit by more than $4 trillion. putting any charge of your health care and protecting retirement security. all those things can they do? we don't know. mitt romney giving his economic speech in ames, iowa. that is helping the next hour. you know, iowa one of the battleground states. six electoral votes. of th
romney will give what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy. we're going to bring it to you live along with analysis from our political team. romney's message, so far, has focused on his five-point plan. what does that plan include? well, we are talking about energy independence, providing americans with the skills to succeed, trade that works for america, cutting the deficit, and championing small businesses. that's romney's agenda. that's what he is saying. president obama also promoting his own plan for the economy. he had similar issues where are we are talking about providing american manufacturing, energy made in america, growing small businesses, quality education, and cutting the deficit by more than $4 trillion. putting any charge of your health care and protecting retirement security. all those things can they do? we don't know. mitt romney giving his economic speech in ames, iowa. that is helping the next hour. you know, iowa one of the battleground states. six electoral votes. of the two most recent national polls, one has the president ahead by eight p
to work or you think mitt romney will do a better job than the president. it's simple -- that's not going to change between now and the election. what gives here? >> well, you know what, at least when i spoke with the president the other day, he was willing to say that there were some shortcomings in the four years that he has served. but he pointed out some interesting points, too. the car industry, the death of bin laden. i worked the day of 9/11. i seen people come up the street, devastated by that thing. and i think i'm leaning towards the president because romney describes his five-point plan. but i don't see any kind of substance. it seems to be that whatever is negative about the president, he just harped on it. i don't see an agenda or anything moving forward. >> let's talk about that. we talked about -- we know how they stand on taxes. we know about that. there's a clear difference there. one is middle class, one is the upper class. then on domestic and social issues, health care, education, gun control, abortion, gay marriage, both men are pretty similar on health care for obvio
with the president who says he needs more time for his jobs plan to work or you think mitt romney will do a better job than the president. it's simple -- that's not going to change between now and the election. what gives here? >> well, you know what, at least when i spoke with the president the other day, he was willing to say that there were some shortcomings in the four years that he has served. but he pointed out some interesting points, too. the car industry, the death of bin laden. i worked the day of 9/11. i seen people come up the street, devastated by that thing. and i think i'm leaning towards the president because romney describes his five-point plan. but i don't see any kind of substance. it seems to be that whatever is negative about the president, he just harped on it. i don't see an agenda or anything moving forward. >> let's talk about that. we talked about -- we know how they stand on taxes. we know about that. there's a clear difference there. one is middle class, one is the upper class. then on domestic and social issues, health care, education, gun control, abortion, gay marria
for the white house. tomorrow the candidates face off for their final debate. mitt romney and president barack obama will meet on the stage, lynne university, the debate is to focus on foreign policy. >> paul, how close is this race? >> it's about as close as you can get, a brand-new poll out today from nbc "wall street journal" indicates 47% of likely voters nationwide are supporting the president, 47% are supporting mitt romney the republican nominee. you can't get any closer than that. a lot of these key battleground states including here in florida. we had to pull out here in florida but also it's basically all knotted up. the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll is interesting, there's a new gender gap there. the president has an advantage among women. and romney has a bigger lead among men. so a real gender gap here, but martin, these type holes in the states and nationally, they tell me one thing that there's so much at stake right behind me here when these men face off for the third and time debate. >> mitt romney has been president yet. is there a way that mitt romney can turn the discu
's a big race. and even mitt romney is forced to weigh in on this one. >>> bias accusation. did a major bank take better care of foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods than in black and latino neighborhoods? and is it happening where you live? >>> tigers versus giants. it's happening tonight. we'll talk to two of their former pitching greats. jack morris, i love him. >>> tropical storm watches up for the southeast coast of florida and maybe impacts across the entire east coast. forecast coming up. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new revelations that could cast a large shadow on the presidential race 13 days before the election. they involve the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and new questions about what the white house knew and when it knew it. as you might remember, the obama administration has been under fire for being slow to label the military-like siege an act of terrorism. four americans died in that attack, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. here's th
in the race for the white house. tomorrow the candidates face off for their final debate. mitt romney and president barack obama will meet on the stage, lynne university, the debate is to focus on foreign policy. >> paul, how close is this race? >> it's about as close as you can get, a brand-new poll out today from nbc "wall street journal" indicates 47% of likely voters nationwide are supporting the president, 47% are supporting mitt romney the republican nominee. you can't get any closer than that. a lot of these key battleground states including here in florida. we had to pull out here in florida but also it's basically all knotted up. the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll is interesting, there's a new gender gap there. the president has an advantage among women. and romney has a bigger lead among men. so a real gender gap here, but martin, these type holes in the states and nationally, they tell me one thing that there's so much at stake right behind me here when these men face off for the third and time debate. >> mitt romney has been president yet. is there a way that mitt romn
has to dial back comments on rape and abortion. it's a big race. and even mitt romney is forced to weigh in on this one. >>> bias accusation. did a major bank take better care of foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods than in black and latino neighborhoods? and is it happening where you live? >>> tigers versus giants. it's happening tonight. we'll talk to two of their former pitching greats. jack morris, i love him. >>> tropical storm watches up for the southeast coast of florida and maybe impacts across the entire east coast. forecast coming up. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new revelations that could cast a large shadow on the presidential race 13 days before the election. they involve the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and new questions about what the white house knew and when it knew it. as you might remember, the obama administration has been under fire for being slow to label the military-like siege an act of terrorism. four americans died in that attack, including th
in several parts of the middle east, both president obama and governor romney will be called on to explain their vision for the region. cnn's athena jones gives us a preview. >> reporter: the third and final face-off between president obama and governor romney will focus entirely on foreign policy. from afghanistan and pakistan to israel, iran, and the changing middle east. the candidates will spar over america's role in the world, the new face of terrorism, and how to deal with the rise in china. with polls showing the president's advantage over romney in foreign policy has narrowed since the summer, mr. obama tried to highlight one of his biggest foreign policy accomplishments at a light hearted charity dinner in new york. >> monday's debate is a little different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert, we got bin laden. >> reporter: he also used his speech to poke fun at his opponent. >> of course, world affairs are a challenge for every candidate. after some of you guys remember, after my foreign trip in 2008, i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our a
to try to energize his base and show, in fact, he was not going to back down to mitt romney. mitt romney is going to get the first question tomorrow night. they'll both have a chance then to answer the question and then there will be a discussion on it. this is going to be about foreign policy largely, but we can't forget about the economy. that will be a major theme tomorrow night. one of the themes when it comes to foreign policy surely is going to be this report from "the new york times" about how the u.s. has been in discussions about having one-on-one meetings with iran right after the elections. now, the administration has said that that, in fact, is not true. that there is no agreement. mitt romney was asked about it and he chose not to address the question. but one of his surrogates, lindsay graham, was on the talk shows this morning and he talked about it. >> well, i think the iranians are taking advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk. they continue to enrich. >> reporter: it won't just be about iran. it's going to be about afghanistan and pakistan. it's going to be
to back down to mitt romney. mitt romney is going to get the first question tomorrow night. they'll both have a chance then to answer the question and then there will be a discussion on it. this is going to be about foreign policy largely, but we can't forget about the economy. that will be a major theme tomorrow night. one of the themes when it comes to foreign policy surely is going to be this report from "the new york times" about how the u.s. has been in discussions about having one-on-one meetings with iran right after the elections. now, the administration has said that that, in fact, is not true. that there is no agreement. mitt romney was asked about it and he chose not to address the question. but one of his surrogates, lindsay graham, was on the talk shows this morning and he talked about it. >> well, i think the iranians are taking advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk. they continue to enrich. >> reporter: it won't just be about iran. it's going to be about afghanistan and pakistan. it's going to be about the new middle east and the new threat of terror from tha
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